CONIFA European Football Cup

The CONIFA European Football Cup is an international football tournament organized by CONIFA, an umbrella association for states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions unaffiliated with FIFA, planned to be held every two years beginning with 2015. The 2017 edition was in Northern Cyprus.[1]

CONIFA European Football Cup
Founded2015
RegionInternational (Europe) (Confederation of Independent Football Associations)
Most successful team(s) Padania (2 titles)
2019 CONIFA European Football Cup

History

Map of ConIFA European Football Cup Locations

Hungary 2015

In June 2014 CONIFA announced plans to organize the ConIFA European Football Cup. 3 FAs applied to host the tournament: Abkhazia, Ellan Vannin and Nagorno Karabakh.[2] Ellan Vannin was announced as host on August 6.[3] However, in March 2015, at the draw for the competition, the tournament was moved as a result of logistical issues; Székely Land was announced as the replacement host, with the competition to be held in Hungary.[4]

Northern Cyprus 2017

In January 2017 CONIFA announced that the 2017 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup would take place in Northern Cyprus.[5] The competition featured 8 teams, 2 more than in 2015.

Republic of Artsakh 2019

In August 2019, ConIFA announced the 2019 edition of the CONIFA European Football Cup took place in Nagorno Karabakh and featured 12 teams, 4 more than in 2017. However, this was revised down to 8 teams following the late withdrawal of 4 teams.

Results

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2015
Details
Debrecen
Padania
4–1
County of Nice

Ellan Vannin
1–1
5–3 (p)

Felvidék
6
2017
Details
 Northern Cyprus
Padania
1–1
3–2 (p)

Northern Cyprus

Székely Land
3–1
Abkhazia
8
2019
Details
 Artsakh
South Ossetia
1–0
Western Armenia

Abkhazia
0–0
5–4 (p)

Chameria
8

Appearances

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • GS — Group Stage
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by CONIFA
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2015

(6)
2017

(8)
2019

(8)
Total participations
 Abkhazia ••4th3rd2/3
 Artsakh ××GS
5th
1/3
 Chameria ××4th1/3
 County of Nice 2nd••••1/3
 Donetsk PR ×ו•0/3
Ellan Vannin 3rdGS
6th
×2/3
 Upper Hungary 4thGS
7th
2/3
 Franconia ••0/3
 Kárpátalja GS
5th
1/3
 Luhansk PR ×ו•0/3
 Monaco ••0/3
 Northern Cyprus ••2nd1/3
 Occitania ••••0/3
 Padania 1st1st6th3/3
 Raetia 0/3
 Romani people GS
5th
1/3
 Sápmi ••••GS
7th
1/3
 Sardinia ×ו•0/3
 South Ossetia ••GS
8th
1st2/3
 Székely Land GS
6th
3rdGS
8th
3/3
 Western Armenia 2nd1/3

Members of CONIFA Europe

As of December 2019

Europe (28)
Team
 Abkhazia
 Artsakh
 Chameria
 Cornwall
Délvidék
 Donetsk
 Ellan Vannin
 Felvidék
 Franconia
 Greenland
Parishes of Jersey
 Kárpátalja
 Luhansk
 Monaco
 County of Nice
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Raetia
 Romani people
 Sápmi
 Sardinia
 Skåneland
 South Ossetia
 Székely Land
 Transnistria
 Western Armenia
 Yorkshire

References

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